Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Christmas in July is Coming!


  Believe it or not, in May I started quilting Christmas quilts for this December!  What?  No, my customers are not the ones bringing me Christmas in May...it's my mother!  You see, my mom owns a quilt shop.  We ordered Christmas fabrics clear back in January and February to be shipped and to arrive in May, June, and July.  This year, we must really have been in the Christmas spirit because we ordered A LOT of Christmas fabrics!  As the bolts started to roll into the store in mid-May, we started thinking about our annual "Christmas in July" which will be held the last weekend in July.  It seemed wise to actually get working on samples so that I would have time to quilt them for the big event (as opposed to our usual method of madly working at the last minute and hanging up just the tops!).  As a result, I have already quilted a table runner and four quilts.  I have two more waiting in my closet, and I know mom is working on another one at the shop.  Needless to say, my "Christmas Spirit" is starting to dwindle and is actually feeling a bit crabby right now:)  However, in spite of my mood, Christmas is coming...in about 7 months, so why not get started on those projects now:)  I am already in practice with my holly berries and leaves!

P.S.  Don't forget to check back on Thursday, June 12, to see my AMB solids block for the nationwide Blog Tour!  I hope to have my post up by 8 am Central time.  Sorry to those of you further east, that's about as early as I accomplish anything:)